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Month: October 2016

Kullberg and Landon v. Pure Flix Entertainment or Rise and God is not dead screenplays are different original works

Plaintiffs asserted that Defendants infringed Plaintiffs’ exclusive rights in their copyright to Plaintiffs’ Rise screenplay, in violation of Title 17 U.S.C. § 106, by preparing unauthorized derivative works, namely Defendants’ God’s Not Dead (“GND”) screenplay and motion picture. Plaintiffs alleged that as a result of Defendants’ copyright infringement, Plaintiffs were prevented from making the Rise film and each receiving their 50% interests.

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Therese Comodini Cachia on a coherent EU policy for cultural and creative industries

Cultural and creative industries (CCIs) operate in a constantly evolving environment dominated by the development and use of digital information and communications technology on a global scale. They are based on and promote individual creativity, cultural value, skills and talent with the potential to create wealth and jobs through generating value from intellectual property.

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Business divorce of Russian accredited collecting societies

Russian Union of Right holders – (RSP) accredited by state Russian collective management society collecting private copying levy in Russia – has decided to terminate agreement, transferring authority to manage copyright and establishing cooperation in this field, concluded with Russian Authors Society – (RAO) another accredited by state collective management society collecting royalties for public performance and synch under state accreditation.

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Technical consultation on transitional arrangements following the repeal of Section 73 of the CDPA 1988 (reception and re-transmission of wireless broadcast by cable)

This technical consultation concerns only the elements of the Government response that recommend repealing Section 73 of the Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act 1988. Section 73 currently states that the copyright in a broadcast is not infringed where that broadcast is retransmitted via cable. More specifically, this technical consultation considers the practical impacts of the repeal of Section 73, and any necessary transitional arrangements.

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Russian authorities will be punished for purchase of imported software

If officers in Russian authorities will buy imported (foreign) software on account of Russian state while there will be offers of Russian analogues, relevant Russian authority, buying such software, will be imposed with fine. For these purposes necessary amendments will be developed to Russian administrative code by Russian ministry of economic development and Russian ministry of communication.

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The chief of Russian association of copyright protection in internet (AZAPI) is suspected in fraud attempt while protecting copyright

Many Russian media resources have reported one interesting thing. The chief of organisation, protecting copyright and fighting piracy in Russia, like with the case of Librusec, Maksim Ryabiko as reported has been detained on suspicion of racketeering.

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Russian radio stations intend to cut royalties for public performance

Russian radio academy (RAR) is industrial union. It represents interests of major Russian radio companies. Currently it considers to cut royalties for public performance payable to Russian authors’ society as accredited collecting society.

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Russian Lib.rus.ec will be out of global internet

Most right holders believe if you block domain name you can destroy one of the pirate strongholds. But sometimes it is like to change the name of the street where you organise and maintain illegal activity. You change street name but someone, who make illegal business, is still there. Here is almost the same.

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UK IP Crime report 2015/2016

In this report Anti-Copying in Design (ACID) draw attention to the specific success of the design industry and the challenges designers now face in an active increasingly challenging enforcement environment. ACID claim design is the fastest growing sector within the burgeoning creative industries, in the 5 years between 2008 and 2013 the design sector grew by 34%. In the UK today 350,000 people are employed in the design industry.

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Russian Ministry of communication’s draft proposal for collective management rights reform

Actually there are two proposal and both are different. Let’s take a look at the first of them. The draft law proposed certain amendments to regulation of collective rights management. These amendments concern collecting societies received state accreditation. First of all under new proposal such CMO must be non-profit organisation.

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